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. speaker. i appreciate you allowing me this time today. yesterday was tax day. and i've got taxes on my mind, mr. speaker. you know as most folks in this chamber do that h.r. 25, the fair tax, is the most widely co-sponsored, most widely supported fundamental tax reform legislation in the house and in the senate. both the house and the senate. 64 of our colleagues in the house, mr. speaker, have put their name on h.r. 25, the fair tax. eight of our senate colleagues have put their name on h.r. 25, the fair tax. the fair tax is a revolutionary proposal, mr. speaker, in that it takes all of the power of the tax code out of washington, d.c., and returns it to men and women back home. you know we can manipulate the behavior of anyone in america through the tax code. if i want folks to wear more pink ties and fewer blue tie, i'll subsidize pink ties for 250% and tax blue ties for 250% and we'll change behavior overnight. do you remember, mr. speaker, when we had the electric vehicle tax credit back in 2010? it was a $7,500 tax credit. we said we are going to give $7,500 to every american to
the surviving suspect ever be able to tell his story? a cloud over the champion league. a tax evasion probe. world champion once again distorted -- demonstrating superiority. the u.s..n the mayor of boston says he's concerned that it might never be possible to properly question the surviving suspect in last monday's bomb attack on the city's marathon. this after it emerged that 19- year-old dzhokhar tsarnaev has a gunshot wound in the throat and remains unable to speak. the people of boston have been doing what they can to overcome .he trauma of the past week another show of solidarity after a distressing week. fans of the city's hockey team filled the stands and raise their voices together to sing the national anthem. nearly a week after the marathon bombing, investigators are working hard to establish a motive. a team of interrogators is waiting to question the surviving suspect, dzhokhar tsarnaev. he has not spoken to investigators so far. >> the older brother is dead. we have a second one in very serious condition. we don't know if we'll be able to question the individual. >> speculatio
growth, whether it was through tax cuts and other inners and supply side reforms, would you cut them some slack on that or not? >> we would -- we think there's fairly limited room for significant fiscal stimulus that would place public debt on, you know, steeper gradient in terms of its rise. right from the beginning of the process, we recognized the government can use their balance sheet and fiscal measures to offset the decline in private sector demand. so some measures which allow for an easing of the levels of deficit reduction and the pace of that is perfectly consistent with the current rating that we now have on the uk. but can the uk go on a major fiscal stimulus exercise? we don't really think there's much room for maneuver in terms of them to do that in terms of a ratings perspective. >> what happens if they -- they could go on a big tax cutting program and that got rates going. this is more about growth, isn't it, right now, because growth is a way to generate the revenue to bring down the deficit. >> yeah. but that's evident that if you do tax cuts, that you'll get more revenu
president of the czech republic when we come back. welcnew york state, where cutting taxes for families and businesses is our business. we've reduced taxes and lowered costs to save businesses more than two billion dollars to grow jobs, cut middle class income taxes to the lowest rate in sixty years, and we're creating tax free zones for business startups. the new new york is working creating tens of thousands of new businesses, and we're just getting started. to grow or start your business >>> welcome back to the program. here is a look at how stock res trading, to the up side. we are seeing increases throughout the trading session. yesterday was a different story. we started out okay and rapidly sold off. germany in particular was weak. eegan jones did dowde country to an a from an a plus. the xetra dax today after shedding better than 2% yesterday, which is a huge move for this index, rebounding by about 0.4%. small gains seen elsewhere, the ftse mib in italy up about 0.6%. keeping an eye on the presidential election process. that is currently under way. here is a look at the bond sp
new york state, where cutting taxes for families and businesses is our business. we've reduced taxes and lowered costs to save businesses more than two billion dollars to grow jobs, cut middle class income taxes to the lowest rate in sixty years, and we're creating tax free zones for business startups. the new new york is working creating tens of thousands of new businesses, and we're just getting started. to grow or start your business visit thenewny.com lets you jump backwards and forwards in time to capture the perfect shot. blackberry z10 with time shift. built to keep you moving. see it in action at blackberry.com/z10 >>> welcome back to the program. there you are looking at sarah ferguson. one of the many guests attending the funeral today in london for margaret thatcher. more than 2,000 guests are expected at st. paul's cathedral just up the road from our cnbc stud yeaio here. it's the first time i believe that a lot of people will be seeing the inside of this cathedral since princess diana was married there a couple decades ago. it's certainly one of the biggest and most impo
, where cutting taxes for families and businesses is our business. we've reduced taxes and lowered costs to save businesses more than two billion dollars to grow jobs, cut middle class income taxes to the lowest rate in sixty years, and we're creating tax free zones for business startups. the new new york is working creating tens of thousands of new businesses, and we're just getting started. to grow or start your business visit thenewny.com >>> there was a car jacking that took place, as well, in cambridge involving a mercedes suv. that car was ultimately discovered here in watertown and is pursued by the watertown police department. the pursuit went into a residential neighborhood not far from here where there was an exchange of gunfire between watertown police, nbta police officer and is two suspects in this suv. during the course of that pursuit, several explosive devices were discharged from the car at the police officers. in the exchange of the gunfire, we believe that one of the suspects was struck and ultimately taken into custody. a second suspect was able to flee he from that c
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to buy more than 1,000 u.s. dollars worth of gold you have to provide your income tax number. india say major buyer of gold. it is discouraging unaccounted for money moving into gold. i think with regards to commodities, there's a lot of uncertainty about chinese economic growth. if you look at steel production, cement production, it's barely growing in china. residential construction starts last year were down 11%. so i think there's a fundamental issue with commodities. they probably moved lower. there are assets much more interesting than commodities. >> mark, if this is a situation where as you suspect this is someone got in trouble, what happens to prices from here. >> well, if we go back down again and we have a big increase in margin calls again and then money has to be raised in the equity markets to offset losses in gold, then you're going to go down somewhere under you're going to rely on the margin. and cme released yesterday. >> anybody who says that deflation is once again on the table may have nothing to do with that whatsoever. >> i think you're right. i think someone or
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a pre-tax profit margin of 17. %, she said she would revisit those goals for the pretax profit margins for that unit in mid year once, again, the final acquisition or the last leg of that brokerage unit has been completed. the year over year decline in fixed income commodities and currency trading was down 42%. she said it was due to the very strong first quarter of 2012. that was due to some hejs that had helped put on for its clients. however, she did note on a quarter over quarter basis trading was up. retail activity among the brokerage clients was strong in january and february. it did taper off a little bit in march on concerns about some of the issues we saw. cyprus the big run-up in the market, et cetera. april got off to a slightly stronger start as well. she said ceo confidence when it comes to m and a, she said right now ceos are looking out to the second half of the year. there is concerns about the profit outlook there and that's holding them back a little bit. debt and equity underwriting remain strong. >> thank you, mary. a lot of information you had from that conversati
't guess tax cuts helped here. those are not the kind of things that help. what american is to do is realize, we have people in this world who want to kill us. neil: to their point, governor. i think what he is saying, adjustive it, we would have had more, presumably, security personnel on hand, police on hand, rescue workers on hand to deal with this. by my math looking around the scene before and after, there were plenty of such personnel. i don't know whether in the short time since sequestration boylson street one of them had been laid off. >> well, unless there is some evidence in the boston police force coming forth and says, we were 300 men short, but there was no indication that there was any lack of security for the boston marathon, and i think for people to make those allegations , especially for elected officials, it is simply something for which they should roundly and very visibly apologize for. neil: thank you very, very much. i guarantee you from the left and the right and i have a feeling we will hear more of this sort of stuff. for a considerable amount of time i
have a worry about the consumer and tax refunds will start coming now. credit conditions support employment and certainly consumer staples look very expensive. >> what about utilities up 19% so far this year? utilities are up 16% and health care up 19%. is your money safe in there? will they continue to hold up? >> we've been overweight utilities so i'm not going to be too uncomfortable with that and that's improvement with natural gas prices and in health care it's been very much about dividends and that we saw reimbursement rates that were supposed to be cut recallier this year, and i think it's too late to be on the healthcare bandwagon. >> sectors like materials which have not been with the rally and do you think some of the underperforming sectors will catch up? >> we are worried about materials still and we have to be careful in the u.s., chemicals are 20% metals and mining and look at the s&p 500 materials sector. europe is a big problem for chemical companies and even though they have shale gas as a feed stock, the problem is 20%, 25% of their business is probably going t
the internet. and that's sort of a characteristic of a lot of the al-qaeda tax, where they really shoot for media amplification of these kinds of things. >> i guess what i'm asking, i know it's a difficult question, as probably unanswerable at this point. is it possible, in your judgment, from your experience, and your studies, that only one person did this? >> possible, but not so likely. >> mr. lighter, can you answer that one too? >> i'd say absolutely possible. >> absolutely possible. gentlemen, thank you very much. michael lighter, james forest, we appreciate it. and reminder to our viewers, we are monitoring the situation in boston. we'll break in with any significant break-in news throughout the program. but up next, we're going to switch gears a little bit. i say plunging gold is a good signal for the economy. just as it was in the '80s and the '90s. & there is no end of the world scenario out there. but my friend peter schiff disagrees. he's going to make his case ahead. don't forget, folks, free market capitalism always the best path to prosperity. i think that might include a
: that underestimate the effect of the tax hikes? >> no doubt about it. we have been underweight a negative on the home building and consumer discretionary dough mess i canly levered sectors for a couple reasons. one we thought the market was underestimating the tax effect as you alluded to. the second piece was the market was understilting the fact that the mortgage credit channel remains impaired. you see that in bank earnings this week. all the disappointment on the banking side has come on the mortgage channel. david: why bank of america got hit so hard. >> bank of america, jpmorgan, wells fargo. in essence this is a function of freddie and fannie as well as the fha still mispricing mortgage credit risk. and, there are still being unresolved issues in the banking system about capital requirements for basal 3 and bank uncertainty. david: what about what we still have. you advise getting into bond-like stocks . what do you mean by that? >> well, in essence we've had this outperformance of the more defensive sectors but it is not so much that they're defensive. we're talking about stable cash flows, s
country as a person who will. third, undocumented workers to pay taxes and contribute to the labor needs should be given a vehicle to earn a labor status. we currently have a broken immigration system and that is why the american health care physician has crafted basic principles of what comprehensive immigratiorerm ould ide ilevs still reviewing senate bill 744, i believe it captures most of the needs of immigration reform. in conclusion, the labor shortages are most pressing. act now tors must expand through pools of stock. i urge you to take a look at this and think about the frail and elderly population that we serve. parents, grandparents, aunts, uncles, and doors. those special people that if given some much to us and to our country. we owe it to them to provide the best possible care, don't we? i am here to ask you who will care for them if this critical situation is not taking care of immediately. thank you. i am happy to answer any questions. >> thank you, mr. benjamin and think you to all the witnesses. mr. smith, despite the fact haoverall undocumented immigratn has gone down,
[ ♪ theme music ♪ ] >> michael: it has been an emotional tragic, and very taxing week on all of us, and what we have for you today is breaking news about what happened in boston, what happened in texas and of course we're going to bring you live--we're going to talk to about what happened with the gun bill as well. we have a great show for you. i'm michael shure, and you're in the war room. [ ♪ music ♪ ] >> michael: we have breaking news coming out of botch today. as you know today was the day when the fbi was going to have a press conference. they just had that press conference, and we now have photos of the bombing suspect-- suspect--two bombing suspects in boston. they've been photographed, they've been videoed. the video coming from lord & taylor from across the street. they have done a remarkable job piecing together these images and these videos. here is a little bit with what they say today at this press conference, which concluded just a little while ago. >> identifying and locating those responsible is now our highest priority. no other details will be released at this
, alienation and how to protect ourselves going forward. don't go away. is our business. we've reduced taxes and lowered costs to save businesses more than two billion dollars to grow jobs, cut middle class income taxes to the lowest rate in sixty years, and we're creating tax free zones for business startups. the new new york is working creating tens of thousands of new businesses, and we're just getting started. to grow or start your business visit thenewny.com >>> we are back with our expert panel. philip mudd in washington, i want to start with you and pick up what bret stevens was talking about. there seems to be a pattern here, which is if you look at the london bombings, they seem to resemble this one in this sense. second generation, first generation immigrant but clearly almost always muslim immigrants. something goes wrong in their assimilation and that is a trigger that puts them on the path to radicalization. when you were in the cia you must have been studying these london bombers, for example. do you think this is something to make 0 of that. >> a better example in terms of wha
. it lets bmw avoid painful 100% tax that india imposes on if finished cars into the country. that's latest from the fox business network, giving you the power to prosper david: well apple's stock fell to a 1-year low today as word came of delays in production of new products including the iphone 5 s and mini ipad ii. one of those reports about delays came from jeffries and company managing director peter misek. he came from apple's asian manufacturing centers. peter, joins us on the phone. peter, what do you think of the market reaction. do you think they overreacted to the your report? >> i don't think it was our report that drove it alone. our report came out yesterday and market digested it easily. i think it had a lot to do with confirmation that there was a slowdown in production. cirrus logic report worse than expected and guided down materially versus street expectations. we had industry publications out of asia talking about declines in ipad mini production of 20 to 30%. all triangulating on the same data which there is slowdown in apple's production. david: peter, you were actuall
incentives. tax incentives. that will attract investment and channel investment into areas where investment is required. >> is that package already on the table? >> it is. it is. we have a good tax policy for investment in infrastructure. we give tax breaks, in fact, infrastructure, lending is easier. lending is cheaper. there are tax holidays for investment in infrastructure. which is why money is going nfstructure. the point that we are making now is that if infrastructure that will make a country's economy very strong. we need roads. we need ports. we need seaports. we need more steal making. we need more mining. these are the critical areas in which investment must go. >> is corruption a big problem? >> it is a problemment but no more than in most other countries. wherever i go, i open the newspaper and i find there are charges of corruption against the government of the day. i admit that, it is a problem. but it's not as big a problem as it is made out to be. to say that everyone is corrupt is i think an outrage us charge. we are tightening our laws. we're having an ombudsman. we have
, boy. [ groans ] ♪ ♪ [ engine revs ] ♪ [ engine revs ] welcnew york state, where cutting taxes for families and businesses is our business. we've reduced taxes and lowered costs to save businesses more than two billion dollars to grow jobs, cut middle class income taxes to the lowest rate in sixty years, and we're creating tax free zones for business startups. the new new york is working creating tens of thousands of new businesses, and we're just getting started. to grow or start your business visit thenewny.com hwelcome back.. nice to see you again! hey! i almost didn't recognize you without the suit. well, this is my weekend suit. weekend getaways just got better. well, enjoy your round! alright, thanks! save a ton on our best available rate when you book early and feel the hamptonality. do you guys ride? well... no. sometimes, yeah. yes. well, if you know anybody else who also rides, send them here -- we got great coverage. it's not like bikers love their bikes more than life itself. i doubt anyone will even notice. leading the pack in motorcycle insurance. now, that's prog
put your finger on what we are trying to stay thougertain tax -- certairorize us some kid gets sin street and that terrorizes me because i live here. but that definition in webster has a connection to all legal definitions in that it is a political act. and generally, a political act against noncombatants. one military unit shoots another military unit. that is regular warfare. but when you intentionally attacked civilians for a political purpose, i think everybody agrees that was terrorism we have several elements here in boston. what we do not yet know is whether there was a political purpose. we are assuming there was, but we do not know they're wet -- that for a fact yet. host: someone on twitter reminds us that it was a pressure cooker believed to contain the bomb. likean see what this looks in the new york daily news. what is significant about this to you as we talk about such an easily homemade, crude instrument. guest: ball bearings, nails, pressure kircher ramallah -- pressure cooker, items you can go by this afternoon. look at what timothy mcveigh used, diesel fuel and fe
to have the same enthusiasm for paying taxes for the education of its college students today than it had during the cold war. >> anybody else? back in the red shirt in the middle here. >> one of the kingpins of hollywood, more behind the seasons, was lou wasserman who seemed to helped his forces to some political efforts. what was his leanings? was he considered to be a lefty, righty, or just a pragmatist. >> the question is about lou wasserman and his political lengs. -- political leanings. richard? >> lou was seniorman was essentially a man defeated to the welfare of universal pictures. that's what he did and how he defined himself. it seems to me that wasserman was in a certain sense value neutral so long as whatever was happening worked to the benefit of his studio and his enterprise, and it was a vast enterprise by the time it was -- it reached full maturity. i don't think he was -- i don't think he was evil man. he was just a guy really tending to business in a very, very, i must say, very effective way. there's no question in my mind at least, that he was the weeding ontrip -- the
to you? >> well, i mean, so much for disgruntled tax filers irresponsible for your will attack. you know, this opens a single to all sorts of investigations. right now obviously there is a major effort not just ride on the ground in the immediate boston regional area, but now you are looking at the jets' new head, you're looking at the extent to which this was deployed from the outside. and to the extent to which there are supports or a support structure internally your that allow for this attack to take place. connell: two brothers are less to be a part of this, one that was killed and the other that is said to be 19 years old and still at large. you mentioned their background, the fact that there are originally from chechnya. they came here, we think, in 2002 and three, some are in an area. is it possible that they just acted alone? working together as brothers? is it more likely from your experience of the years that they did have some support from the outside, or read my be. >> you know, is suspect gillette to let this point, but if i had to put my chest down on a table i was a it wa
, the single best tax dollar spent by american tax dollar is the brainpower, the patriotism, the dedication, the service, and results that come through people whose names they never know. staffers. almost every one of you in this room could be doing something else making a whole lot of money. so many of you graduate at the top of your class, so many of you. i remember feeling so conscious. i stopped hiring rhodes scholars after chitosan and i realize how inadequate i was. [laughter] but all kidding aside think of the application we did. people who work for us and with us. so it's appropriate, it's appropriate, because there's no way this place could function without incredible staff. and you know, nancy is right, people are going to come in the room and five years from now they will say than five, who was he? and it will be a staffer who will tell them who he was. no, it will. will tell them who he was. and why this room is named after him. because what is this democracy except one big conversation, constantly rubbing up against one conversation against another. to generate some kind of con
have to pay a fine and back taxes, learn english, and pass a criminal background check among other hurdles. but before that system can even be set up certain security goals must be met, including improvements to the border fence. one member of the group, senator lindsey graham of south carolina said failing to change the nation's immigration system would be economicide ice oly waymera loses is to do nothing. and to the who bieveat we don'tl immigration in the future, you're in denial about the demographics. and to those who say this costs more to take people out of the shadows and put them a legal status where they pay taxes, you've certainly lost me. that makes no sense. >> warner: for more now we turn to illinois democrat dick durbin, the majority whip in the senate sand a member of the so-called gang of eight. welcome, senator durbin. you all have been working on this non-stop since the start of this congress. how hard was this to forge this compromise? >> this wasn't easy. you know, you have eight willful members of the u.s. senate-- four from each party-- each with a point of
ag for a specific number prior to getting a blue card. you would be vetted and have to pay taxes, a fine, et. cetera. no major criminal activity. you get your blue card. then so you to work another five years dependent upon the number of dais a year. then you get a green card. the h2a program which exists only 74,000 workers this past year will cease to exist within a two-year period. it would be replaced by two visa programs. chuck spelled them out. a contract program, which replaces h2a. and an at-will portable visa program. they are both three years. there's a cap on both of 112,000 a year for the first five years. the total 300,000 plus and the secretary of agricultural in the future sets the cap. the wage rate, which is the adverse wage rate is phased out and replaced by this new methodology within soon -- i think it's a year after the effective date of passage of this bill. it's not been easy to put together. i appreciate senator grassley's comments. but i want him and others to know that we tried to figure what you were aiming at and compensate in terms of making the kinds
. and of after that some of yesterday's senate debate on a bill that would allow states to collect sales taxes from online retailers. >>> several live events to tell you about today. the senate judiciary committee hears from homeland security secretary janet napolitano about immigration policy. that's on c-span at 9:30 a.m. eastern. on c-span3 at 10 eastern, the head of the consumer financial protection bureau, richard cordray, presents the bureau's semiannual report to the senate banking committee. also on c-span3 a senate judiciary subcommittee looks into constitutional and statutory authority for drone strikes and targeted killings. that's at 4 p.m. eastern. >>> one of the problems when the judges are appointing the public defenders is then the public defender's job is reliant on their approval. and judges are judged, um, on their efficiency often; how fast do they process cases, how quickly do they get through the docket? so they're going to want a public defender that goes along and gets along, that does their bidding. and that's a real challenge. and in new orleans for a long time, the s
for the industry in the fourth quarter due to tax law changes and just a seasonal spike. but b of a had better than peer loan growth. commercial loan growth was up 3.4% link to quarter. that includes international where they're taking share but u.s. loan growth was up in the quarter. loan growth at b of a certainly looks better than their megacap peers, at least this quarter. >> okay. anthony, thank you for your quick analysis this morning. thank you for calling in. i'm sure we'll talk to you again soon. >>> in the meantime, coming up, we've got a high profile bust at an art gallery involved celebrity poker international money laundering and racketeering. more on that story next. and still to come, david blitzer, the chairman of the index committee for s&p dow jones when we return. but at xerox we've embraced a new role. working behind the scenes to provide companies with services... like helping hr departments manage benefits and pensions for over 11 million employees. reducing document costs by up to 30%... and processing $421 billion dollars in accounts payables each year. helping thousands of c
, this is on tax day, near the event patriots day and the near the event of waco and et cetera. cetera. terrorism is an opportunity of capable and motive. moti someone had the motive, developed the capability and the opportunity happened to be thiss on this high-profile event on-po this week. week that may be a coincidence, basen on the opportunity of having a i lot of people and a lot of cameras. >> we also, we understand andndd have over the years when iraq and afghanistan you hear about improvised explosive devices ieds, this thing described as as that as well.that we are used to hearing about it happening overseas but not heree at home when you look at what we know, which isn't everything evr about these explosives now, is , this something that is pretty common, the makeup of these thes explosives that we have dealthat with overseas, that our military offices have had to deal with il the past in. in. >> in the united states, ki sayy that over the last year -- i can say that over the last decade da the use of ieds has decreased relative to the previous decadee that is a relative term. term. ot
streets, when coal resources are down, when coal severance taxes are down to our local county units of government. coal is important, it has been, it is, and it always willing a -- will be a mainstay of our economy in west virginia. our quality of life, indeed our quality of life in america, our economic vitality, have long been fueled by coal. and it's something that the american people cannot turn their back upon. yet too many, i'm afraid, fail to recognize the contributions that coal has made to our past and certainly they underestimate the role that coal can and should play in our future. through decades of investment, coal has changed for the better. it is not our grandfather's coal. it is a cleaner, more efficient fuel than ever before, and with the right kind of investments and know how and the technologies that are coming online, some of which have already been talked about this afternoon, its use continues to improve and modernize. our nation must embrace an energy strategy that encompasses a broad range of fuel choices including domestic coal if we are ever to have any hop
, and even the mortgage interest tax deduction. the support bases for housing right now seems to be quite artificial, and i think that is why a lot of home builders are afraid to get into this market right now to build more because they are skeptical this is a real recovery. melissa: you are to real estate guys who are not bullish on real estate, how is that? it seems he does not believe in the recovery and the data. >> no, absolutely not. i think there's going to be a significant price increase in housing in the short term. today there may be some momentum created were a lot of momentum created by low intert rate, but when you look historically at the housing market, people need a place to live, even rental properties a lot of them e single-family homes or apartments. at the end of the day, people need a place to go, new household creation is outpacing the supply, so more people looking for a home than there e homes available and nationwide in almost every major metro we are at very low inventory rates so i am bullish. if you want to make money right now, look at single-family homes, tha
and put them a legal status where they pay taxes, you've certainly lost me. that makes no sense. >> warner: for more now we turn to illinois democrat dick durbin, the majority whip in the senate sand a member of the so-called gang of eight. welcome, senator durbin. you all have been working on this non-stop since the start of this congress. how hard was this to forge this compromise? >> this wasn't easy. you know, you have eight willful members of the u.s. senate-- four from each party-- each with a point of view and we came together determined to put together a comprehensive immigration bill task which has eluded other senators inhe t recent past. we got it done. it's an 848 page bill. it's a good offering, athisprove a lot of different facets. >> give us a flavor of what was it was like in that room. i gather you had something like 24 meetings. >> well, there were nice kind and quiet meetings and more eruptive meetings. as i said today to john, i said mount mccain erupted a few times but fortunately no one was injured and we got back on path in a hurry. so despite the strong feelings tha
and use tax laws and for other purposes. mr. reid: mr. president, i would object to any further proceedings in regard to this bill. the presiding officer: objection having been heard, the bill will be placed on the calendar. mr. reid: mr. president, today this august body will honor the memory of 20 first-grade children, little babies who were gunned down, most of them shot multiple times. we will also honor the teachers and administrators who were killed that day in newtown, connecticut. but we're also going to honor with this legislation tens of thousands of others who were killed by guns each year here in america. we're going to do that by voting on a number of measures to strengthen the laws to prevent gun violence in this nation. mr. president, the families of innocents killed in newtown, aurora, in carson city, blacksburg, in oak creek and columbine really deserve these votes. where do i stand on these democratic proposals? this afternoon the senate will vote on a compromised background check proposal crafted by senators manchin, toomey, kirk and schumer, all experienced l
happened in waco. one more quick note about the timing. yesterday was tax day for everyone in this country but here in boston it was patriots day which commemorates the battles of lexington and concord, the start of the u.s. revolutionary war. big day not only for the country but boston. >> what was supposed to be a celebration turned out differently. let's go back to new york and savannah. >> matt on monday evening president obama spoke about this tragedy offering his thoughts and prayers to the city and vowing justice to those involved. i happened to sit down with him shortly before these explosions and we talked about a number of things in the headlines. we began with the gun legislation before congress that many say is now hanging by a thread. >> i think we've got a good chance of seeing it pass if members of congress are listening to the american people so let's just take the example of background checks. 90% of americans think that we should make it tougher for criminals or people with serious mental illnesses to obtain a gun, and so the notion that congress would defy the overwhelmi
of it comes from the drug trade. some probably 35 or 40%. some money comes from illicit taxes from afghan people and some money comes from external support from outside the region. >> when you look at the places that they go in pakistan, the frontier areas, double pakistan, -- do you believe pakistan, number one, has control over those areas and number two, can control over those areas? >> senator, pakistan does not have control over those areas right now. they have had over 15,000 killed and wounded in operations in that area over the past decade. they've had hundreds killed and wounded in the past several weeks as they've tried to gain control in the khyber area. i think that's a clear indication they cannot control the border area and the taliban that are operating freely inside of that border area. >> what do you see as a rule for the taliban, if any, in the future afghan government as we transition out, as discussions are taking place. how do you envision that future afghan government? obviously there are elections coming up but how are we looking at the transition for the afghan gov
in cyberspace, and are widely believed already to be responsible for some such a tax. china and russia possess formidable capabilities for cyber theft, such as the theft of valuable intellectual property as well as the more traditional areas of espionage, such as spying on our military weapon systems, plans and capabilities. china in particular appears to observe no limit of the theft of american commercial technology. that's cyber theft as a threat that cannot be tolerated. i hope we'll hear from our witnesses about the extent of the problem, and the steps that we can and should take to counter it. the asia-pacific region, another round of belligerence from the dictatorial regime in north korea has caused concern here in the united states, and among our allies in the pacific. that regime has announced its intention to resume a plutonium production, has tested a nuclear device in february that appears to have had a greater yield than previous tests. and has threatened at any time to launch a missile that uld further exacerbatenons. we have read about conflicting intelligence assessments, north
for his what information is relevant? what information is accurate? tax for things that can make or break our educational system -- creativity, relevance, technology, teachers. without funding, the educational system is worthless. lookhool systems have to at budgets and say what can make that? they will not cut math out of the curriculum. they will not cut reading. so they end up cutting the things we think of as extras -- music, art, physical education, resources that might be educational -- that might be essential to some kids think successful. >> this is chelsea and she is a special ed student. >> i have dyslexia. i go to a special at school. without it, i would be in trouble because they help me with my dyslexia. mr. president, if you cut the funds i want to be able to learn from early in my future will be in jeopardy. >> mr. president, every day there are millions of kids are struggling i need help, mr. president. >> dear mr. president, they need your help. policy education is a major issue in america and must be addressed. it is spinning out of control. the drive america's odense an
to defend soviet totalitarianism. they don't have the same thing for paying taxes for the education of its college students today. one of the kingpins of hollywood mourned behind the scenes he seemed to lend solace time -- what were his lanning as? was he left, right, what were his politics? he was eventually a man devoted to the welfare of universal pictures. that's what he did, that's how he definedit seems t me thatase. so long as work to the benefit his studio and enterprise and was a vast enterprise but it reached full maturity. i don't think he was an evil man is no my mind a guy tending toy he was the leading entrepreneur of hollywood and he was the man people went to to settle disputes and problems and he was notoriously fairly honest broker he's a fascinating man and there's a tendency with people of great power and motion picture business there is a tendency to kind of step back and kind of fear, but i think in the largest sense he was an honest broker and there are not that many of them in the industry ever so i don't think we will know the full extent what he was doing, what h
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